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HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Rock My World got to the front end early in Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class A Open harness racing pace for the filly and mares on Wednesday night (May 22) and was there at the finish line to notch the $26.80 surprise in a seasonal best 1:55.3.   Taking command right off the starting gate, Rock My World (Kevin Cummings) set reasonable splits of :28.3, :57.2 and 1:26.3 over the fast track.   With a few taps of encouragement down the home stretch, Rock My World easily held off the belated threat of Little Joke (Shawn McDonough) who was 1-1/4 lengths behind. The heavily-favored Lady London (Billy Davis Jr.) took the third place check.   Owned by Henry Conradt and conditioned by Mike Ohol, it was the fourth win in 15 appearances for Rock My World (Rock N Roll Hanover-Love The Game). The 7-year-old mare has now put $25,115 in the bank this season and $198,534 lifetime.   Davis Jr., Buffalo Raceway's leading driver, put three victories in the win column on the program while Jim Morrill Jr. doubled. David Russo collected a pair of training scores.   Racing will continue on Friday evening with an eight-race card slated for 5 p.m. There's a $598 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com     by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Beachy Dream ($12.80) put in a gutsy effort and notched the harness racing victory in Buffalo Raceway's $12,500 Class AA Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (May 18)..   The tempo-setting Beachy Dream found plenty of challengers in the stretch but had just enough to hold off the serious late bids of Rose Run Ranger and Heaven Rocks who finished second and third respectively.   Putting up splits of :27.3, :56.3 and 1:26.1, Beachy Dream braced himself for the expected charge to the finish line and the closers didn't disappoint.   Rose Run Ranger (Ray Fisher Jr.) took dead aim on Beachy Dream on the outside while Heaven Rocks (Drew Monti) mounted his bid through the passing lane. But those attempts were thwarted as driver Cummings kept Beachy Dream on task and posted the narrow win in 1:55.0.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, it was the fifth win in 14 outings for the 8-year-old gelded Beachy Dream (If I Can Dream-Beachy Girl). The victory improved his 2019 earnings to $38,295 and $218,435 in his career.   In the $11,500 Class AA Open Handicap Pace, Upfront Countryboy (Fisher Jr.) went from last to first and turned back Charmbo Orbit (David McNeight III) by a half length in 1:54.4.   After watching Charmbo Orbit set the splits of :28.4, :58.1 and 1:26.4, Upfront Countryboy ($11.80) sat last but began to gobble up ground just past the half.   Reaching the lead, it appeared Upfront Countryboy was about to drop anchor at the top of the stretch but Fisher Jr. re-rallied the 10-year gelding and took the win. Charmbo Orbit held on for second with Andy's Ideal (Mike Caprio) finishing in third.   Trained by James Clouser Jr. and owned by William Emmons, it was the fourth win in 15 attempts for Upfront Countryboy (Dragon Again-Cambloid). The win sent his earnings to $37,845 this year and $477,265 lifetime.   A F F Bigdaddy (David McNeight III) collected the $4.90 decision in the $10,000 Class A pace with a two length nod over Focus Power in 1:55.2.   It was the fourth victory in 10 tries for A F F Bigdaddy who is owned by Rose Campbell and trained by Steve Kiblin. The triumph moved his seasonal winnings to $22,440 and $101,465 lifetime.   Shawn McDonough and Fisher Jr. had driving doubles while Clouser Jr. collected three training wins and McDonough two.   Racing will resume on Wednesday evening with a nine race program set for 5 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com     by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- "I got a great trip," winning driver Shawn McDonough said after guiding Labatt Hanover ($12.40) to a head victory over Barn Winner in the $10,000 Class A-B Handicap Trot on Friday night (May 17).   Drafting behind Barn Winner (Ray Fisher Jr.) until the top of the stretch, Labatt Hanover was sent into the passing lane where he chugged along until finally inching by in the shadow of the wire to collect the win. Empire Earl N (Drew Monti) was third.   While Labatt Hanover was first to cross the finish line, there were still some anxious moments for McDonough as he had to wait out an inquiry for a possible pylon violation.   "It had me a little worried," McDonough said of the inquiry. "I was close to clipping it but it worked out."   Labatt Hanover, giving Barn Winner a slight tussle for early command, dropped into second place and enjoyed the pocket trip through splits of :28.4, :58.0 and 1:28.3. It was a ploy that worked out well as Labatt Hanover went a seasonal best 1:58.3 over the fast track.   "I was happy sitting second," McDonough said in relinquishing the lead. "We were following a good horse in Barn Winner so I knew we'd get a good trip."   Owned by Cynthia and Gary Saj and trained by McDonough, Labatt Hanover (Muscle Hill-La Boheme) is a 6-year-old gelding that has now produced $20,190 in earnings this season and $114,708 lifetime.   David McNeight III and Monti finished the evening with driving doubles.   Racing will continue on Saturday evening with a 10-race card set. There's a special 7:15 p.m. post time in order to accommodate the running of the Preakness Stakes. Also, there's a $2,096 carryover in the Pick-5 that begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Kaitlyn Rae broke into the win column for the first time this season as she was able to register a half length victory over Sentimental Lady in Buffalo Raceway's featured $8,400 Class B harness racing event for the distaff pacers. She covered the mile in 1:57.1 over the fast track.   After posting 14 victories and putting over $83,000 in the bank in 2018, it's been a tough go for Kaitlyn Rae to reach the winner's circle this year. She notch four second place finishes and a third in 13 tries during the drought but finally got that elusive first win on Wednesday night (May 15).   Cruising along in fourth place as Good Lookin Woman (Jim Morrill Jr.) put up fractions of :29.0, :59,1 and 1:27.4, Kaitlyn Rae (Ray Fisher Jr.) was first over and slowly cut into the lead.   Down the lane, Kaitlyn Rae ($3.30) was able to wear down the pace-setting Good Lookin Woman and hold back the late rushes of Sentimental Lady (Drew Monti) and Carrickmannon N (Kevin Cummings) who were second and third respectively.   Owned and trained by Riley Asher-Stalbaum, Kaitlyn Rae (Cheyenne Rei-I C U Lookin) is a 10-year-old mare that has now won $17,705 this season and $422,494 lifetime. It was also her 63rd career win.   Shawn McDonough completed the night with a driving/training double while Fisher Jr. collected two wins in the bike. Marc Shuttleworth had a pair of training victories.   Racing will continue on Friday night with an eight race card slated for 5 p.m. There's a $752 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race. There will be a 10-race program on Saturday with a special 7:15 p.m. post time in order to accommodate the running of the Preakness Stakes.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, entries, results, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- It was certainly a 'dream' trip for Beachy Dream at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (May 11) and it resulted in a harness racing win in the featured $12,000 Class AA Open Handicap Pace.   Sitting chilly behind the pace-setting Charmbo Orbit, Beachy Dream (Kevin Cummings) squeezed through an opening at the top of the stretch and managed to edge by China Dream (Billy Davis Jr.) to capture the victory in a seasonal best 1:54.4 over the fast track.   Beachy Dream suffered a heartbreaking nose setback last week against the same company but this time as able to reverse his fortunes by the exact margin.   Charmbo Orbit (David McNeight III) set the fractions with splits of :28.4, :57.1 and 1:26.2. Drafting along in second, Beachy Dream wiggled free and won the charge to the finish line against China Dream who made a valiant attempt in the passing lane. Harry Hoo N (Shawn McDonough) took third place.   "I was able to squeeze out just in time," a relieved Cummings said of getting Beachy Dream in position for the drive to the finish line. "Midway down the stretch, I knew it was going to be a battle with China Dream. I knew I had it at the line."   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, it was the fourth victory in 13 tries for Beachy Dream (If I Can Dream-Beachy Girl). The 8-year-old gelding has now produced $32,045 in winnings this season and $212,185 in his career.   There were a pair of sub-featured $10,000 Class A paces on the program.   In the first division, Littlebitaclass made it two straight victories by sneaking past Manceiver (Cummings) in the shadow of the wire to take the neck decision in 1:54.1.   Driven by Drew Monti, Littlebitaclass (Santanna Blue Chip-Aspirine Semalu) is an 8-year-old gelding that is owned by Tessa Roland and trained by JD Perrin. It was his fourth win in 16 starts, jacking his seasonal earnings to $25,685 and $207,055 lifetime.   The second bracket saw Low Card lead from start to finish and post a length triumph over Raylan Givens in 1:57.0.   Driven by Ron Beback Jr. and trained by James Clouser Jr., the 6-year-old gelded Low Card (Cam's Card Shark-Low Country Love) has now found the winner's circle four times in 16 outings for owner William Emmons. The victory upped his bankroll to $26,462 in 2019 and $153,884 lifetime.   Beback Jr., Jim Morrill Jr. and Monti all produced two driving wins on the night. Perrin finished with a training double.   Racing will continue on Wednesday evening with a nine-race program set for 5 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Keystone Apache ($5.20) was on his best behavior on Friday night (May 10) and that resulted in a harness racing victory in the $11,000 Class A Open Handicap Trot at Buffalo Raceway. He turned back Lougazi by a 3/4 lengths in 1:58.1 over the fast track.   It's been feast or famine for Keystone Apache. When not dealing with breaking woes, the 4-year-old horse has been very good.   "Trainer Maria Rice made a few equipment adjustments on him and it worked," winning driver Billy Davis Jr. said. "The race set up perfectly for him and once I got him around the last turn, I knew we'd be good. He's fast horse when he doesn't break."   Sitting fourth heading down the back stretch the final time, Keystone Apache was following dull cover and was forced three wide. The move was the right one as he was able to open up a two length advantage turning for home and used a :28.4 last panel to quell the last gasp hopes of Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.). Southern Palms (Shawn McDonough) rolled into the third place position.   Owned by the the Vogel & Wags Nags Stable, Jack Rice and Pine Hill Racing LTD, it was the fourth win in 14 attempts this year for Keystone Apache ( -Found An Angel). The victory upped his 2019 earnings to $30,850 and $163,454 lifetime.   Davis Jr. and McDonough had driving doubles on the evening.   Racing will resume on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with a 10-race card scheduled. There's a $839 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com     by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Lady London ($3.90) may not have been as fast as last week but she was still pretty darn good on Wednesday night (May 8) after romping once again in Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class A Open Handicap Pace for the filly and mares.   Setting two new marks for the all-aged and aged (5+) distaff pacers with a 1:53.2 clocking last week, Lady London was dominate again after coasting to a 4-1/2 nod over Little Joke in 1:54.2 over the fast harness racing track.   At the start, Little Joke handed out a parking ticket to Lady London as the tandem reached the quarter pole in a rapid :27.4. But once reaching the lead, driver Billy Davis Jr. and Lady London were in command the rest of the way.   Enjoying a three length advantage turning for home, Lady London dropped a :28.3 final panel on the field to evaporate all of their hopes. Little Joke (Shawn McDonough) took the place position with Rock My World (Jim Morrill Jr.) finishing in third.   Owned by Vhf Racing LCC and trained by Sabrina Clevenger, it was the third victory in nine starts this season for Lady London (Maddam Luck-Northern Luck). The 6-year-old mare has now earned $21,588 on the campaign and $75,876 lifetime.   Morrill Jr. and Davis Jr. had a driving triples on the program. Trainer Gerry Sarama sent three to the winner's circle with Clevenger getting a double.   Racing will resume on Friday night with a nine-race program set for 5 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com     by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway  

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Rose Run Ranger ($3.30) used the inside post position to his advantage in Buffalo Raceway's $12,000 Class AA Pace on Saturday night (May 4) and cruised to a front-running decision over Adonis Bay in a harness racing seasonal best 1:54.4 over the fast track. It was the third consecutive victory for Rose Run Ranger.   Drawing the one post, Rose Run Ranger (Ray Fisher Jr.) immediately stormed to the lead and notched sensible fractions of :29.1, :58.2 and 1:26.3. There was little movement in the stretch as Rose Run Ranger paced away to the comfortable two length win over Adonis Bay (David McNeight III) and China Dream (Billy Davis Jr.).   Co-owned by the Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Rose Run Ranger (Major In Art-A And Gs Finest) was conditioned by James Clouser Jr. The 6-year-old gelding scored his fourth win in 13 appearances, putting $28,760 in the bank in 2019 and $103,693 in his career.   After three straight second place finishes, Upfront Countryboy ($3.90) had to sweat out a photo finish but finally got to the winner's circle by edging out Beachy Dream by a nose in 1:54.4 in the co-featured $11,000 Class AA pace.   Cutting the mile of :27.4, :56.3 and 1:25.3, Upfront Countryboy (Ray Fisher Jr.) had to withstand a three-horse charge in what was an exciting blanket finish. Beachy Dream was just a nose back while Western Passage (Wengerd) took third only a neck behind.   Owned by William Emmons and trained by Clouser Jr., it was the third win in 13 tries for the 10-year-old gelded Upfront Countryboy (Dragon Again-Cambloid). The victory moved his bankroll to $32,095 and $472,015 in his career.   Littlebitaclass ($8.40) watched Falcon's Luke do all the dirty work then raced on by to take the $10,000 Class A pace in 1:56.1.   With Falcon's Luke (Fisher Jr.) cutting the mile with splits of :28.4, :58.2 and 1:27.4, Littlebitaclass and driver Drew Monti just waited for an opportunity in the drive to the wire.   Their patience paid off as Littlebitaclass was able to roll on by and take the head win. Make A Statement A (Shawn McDonough) took the third place check.   Owned by Tessa Roland and trained by JD Perrin, it was the third victory in 15 attempts in 2019 for Littlebitaclass (Santanna Blue Chip-Aspirine Semalu). The 8-year-old gelding has now produced $20,689 in earnings this season and $282,005 lifetime.   Fisher Jr. ended the evening with four driving wins while Monti and Kevin Cummings doubled. Clouser Jr. had a training triple with Lee Dahn and Ryan Swift getting two apiece.   Racing will resume on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. with a nine-race program scheduled.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- A good start turned into a great finish for Wheels A Turning ($15.40) as she collected the harness racing victory in Buffalo Raceway's $11,000 Class A trot on Friday evening (May 3).   Starting from the seven post, Wheels A Turning (David McNeight III) used some early gate speed to drop into the pocket then rallied in the stretch to beat Lougazi (Ray Fisher Jr.) by a neck in 1:59.4 over the good track.   Sr Radar (Mike Baumeister) was able to set the tempo with fractions of :30.4, 1:00.2 and 1:29.4 but that was all the front runner had to offer the rest of the way.   Empire Earl N appeared to be the initial threat but broke stride midway around the final turn and lost any hope of winning. Meanwhile, that allowed Wheels A Turning to move to the outside unencumbered and take the lead away from Sr Radar. Lougazi made a final lunge at the line but came up a neck short. Are You In (Kevin Cummings) took third.   Trained by James Clouser Jr. and co-owned by the Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, it was the fourth win in 10 starts this season for the 5-year-old mare Wheels A Turning (Mr Cantab-Free Wheeling). The victory increased her seasonal bankroll to $27,500 and $182,902 lifetime.   In the $8,400 Class B trot, Tiki Taka ($5.30), after suffering a tough neck setback last week, rebounded nicely and took a nose decision over Ticket To Seattle in 1:58.3. Cummings steered him to the win for owners Anthony Alessi and Arthur Corwin.   Cummings completed the program with four winners with McNeight III getting a double.   Racing will continue on Saturday night with an 11-race card that has a special 7:15 p.m. post time to accommodate the running of the Kentucky Derby. There's a $427 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Lady London was the fabulous female on Wednesday night (May 1) in Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class A Open Handicap pace for the harness racing filly and mares as she broke two track records in going the mile in 1:53.2.   Driven by Billy Davis Jr., Lady London ($3.30) eclipsed the all-age mark for the distaff pacers of 1:53.3 set in 2015 by Mosquito Blue Chip and also established a new standard for the aged (5+) mare pacers of 1:53.3 registered in 2018 by Sportsmuffler. And to put an exclamation point on the night, it was a lifetime best.   Davis Jr. said about the record breaking journey aboard Lady London. "I just stepped on it with her when (Kevin Cummings) came up behind me with You Mach Me Crazy at the three-quarter pole."   He went on to say, "I thought it (the track record) was 1:53.1. I never asked her until the last eighth of a mile. She had plenty left in the tank."   With a fast track and the temperature at nearly 80 degrees, it was the perfect recipe for some speedy efforts.   Scoring from the inside, Lady London set sail and rocketed out to fractions of :28.1, :56.3 and 1:25.4. Any thoughts of the field catching her were quickly doused as Lady London used a final panel of :27.3 to dispose of Little Joke (Shawn McDonough) who finished 2-3/4 lengths behind and You Mach Me Crazy.   Owned by Vhf Racing and trained by Sabrina Clevenger, it was the second victory in eight tries for Lady London (Big Jim-Maddam Luck). The six-year-old mare has now produced $16,338 in earnings this season and $70,626 lifetime.   Davis Jr., Ray Fisher Jr. and Cummings all had driving doubles on the evening.   Racing will continue on Friday night with a nine-race card slated to begin at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Buffalo Raceway will present an 11-race program that has a special 7:15 p.m. post to accommodate the running of the Kentucky Derby.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Down On My Luck has had nothing but good fortune since arriving at Buffalo Raceway after posting his second straight harness racing victory in as many appearances locally with a head triumph over Upfront Countryboy in the featured $11,500 Class AA pace.   Making his debut at Buffalo Raceway on April 13, Down On My Luck was spectacular with an eight length in 1:54.2. Things were much tighter this time around, but result was the same, a victory.   Getting a perfect first over trip by Drew Monti, Down On My Luck ($4.30) took command of the race in the stretch but had to dig in late as Upfront Countryboy (Shawn McDonough) put on some serious pressure but missed by a head. Adonis Bay (David McNeight III) and China Dream (JD Wengerd) finished in a dead heat for third.   It was the third win in 12 starts for Down On My Luck (Camluck-False Alert). The 5-year-old gelding, owned by Robert Woodburn and trained by Patrick Shepherd, has now earned $19,414 this year and $96,983 in his career.   In the $11,000 Class AA Pace, Rose Run Ranger ($4.40) made it two straight victories with a gate-to-wire decision over Harry Hoo N in 1:55.3.   With the field dwindled down to five due to the scratches of Heaven Rocks and A F F Bigdaddy, Rose Run Ranger (Ray Fisher Jr.) fired right off the starting vehicle and posted fractions of :29.0, :57.2 and 1:28.0.   There was little suspense through the lane as Rose Run Ranger kept on task and enjoyed a 1-1/2 length advantage on the wire. Harry Hoo N (McDonough) was second with Lucan Hanover (Wengerd) third.   Co-owned by the Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Bruscemi LLC, the 6-year-old gelded Rose Run Ranger (Major In Art-A And Gs Finest) has now found the winner's circle three times in 12 starts. The victory upped his seasonal bankroll to $22,760 and $98,736 lifetime.   Kevin Cummings completed the evening with a driving triple while Fisher Jr. and McDonough had doubles. James Clouser Jr. had a pair of training wins.   Racing will resume on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. with a nine-race card scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Southern Palms had to sit back and watch patiently as four harness racing trotters enjoyed the lead during Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class A main event on Friday night (April 26). But when it counted the most, at the wire, Southern Palms was the one who got the victory.   Able to weave through traffic during the final half mile, Southern Palms (David McNeight III) found racing room in the 'lightning lane' and edged by Empire Earl N by a neck in 2:01.0 over the sloppy track to notch the $31.00 upset.   All This Commotion, Lucky Guess, Are You In and Empire Earl N all had a taste of the top during the mile while Southern Palms was mired in seventh. Finding different paths down the backstretch the final time, Southern Palms positioned himself perfectly in the dash to the finish line.   There was plenty of room in the passing lane for Southern Palms and he was able to catch the stubborn Empire Earl N (Jim Morrill Jr.) in the shadow of the wire. Are You In (Kevin Cummings) took third place.   Owned by Mike Torcello and trained by Gerry Sarama, Southern Palms is a 6-year-old gelding who scored his first victory of the season in seven attempts. The win pushed his 2019 earnings to $16.890 and $281,631 lifetime.   Kyle Cummings had his first triple of his young career while Morrill Jr. had two victories on the night. Tammy Cummings, Kyle's mother, had three training wins.   Racing will continue on Saturday evening with a 10-race program scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. There's a $2,205 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway  

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- HP Sissy used a slingshot move around the clubhouse turn the final time and that big brush proved to be the right one as she captured the $11,500 Class A Open Handicap Pace for the harness racing filly and mares at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday evening (April 24).   Entering the event with five victories in 10 starts and only finishing out of the money in just one race, HP Sissy was surprisingly overlooked by the betting public. She posted a half length win over the heavily favored Lady London in a seasonal best 1:54.4 over the fast track and returned $14.60 to her faithful backers.   After watching You Mach Me Crazy put up fractions of :27.3 and :57.0 to the opening half, HP Sissy and driver Jim Morrill Jr. tipped three-wide midway around the third turn and left the pace-setter in her wake.   Easily clearing to the top hitting the three-quarter station, HP Sissy paced home smartly from there as Lady London (Shawn McDonough) couldn't cut into the lead. Sportsmuffler (Drew Monti) managed to take the third place position.   Owned by Finocchario's Dream Stable and trained by Mike Ohol, HP Sissy (Up The Credit-Monica Blue Chip) has won six times in 11 tries. The victory upped the 6-year-old mare's earnings to $38,583 in 2019 and $289,719 lifetime.   Morrill Jr. and Ray Fisher Jr. finished the evening with triples while McDonough had a pair of winners. Trainers Jim Graham and Ryan Swift were victorious twice.   Racing will continue on Friday evening at 5 p.m. with a nine-race card scheduled. There's a $768 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Rebel Voyager has found success at Buffalo Raceway by being close to or on the lead. Things were turned upside down on Saturday night (April 20) for Rebel Voyager ($4.10) but the result ended up being the same as he posted his fourth consecutive win with a neck decision over Upfront Countryboy in the $11,500 Class AA Open pace.   After looking for an early lead attempt, Rebel Voyager (Bill Davis Jr.) had to retreat and drop back to an unusual position of sixth and last as Heaven Rocks took control to the opening marker.   With the field double decked to the three quarter pole, the feature was now wide open with everyone in contention. Rebel Voyager went widest of all sweeping off the final turn and won the charge to the wire, beating Upfront Countryboy (Shawn McDonough) by a neck while Adonis Bay (David McNeight III) took third.   "I capitalized off some early speed and a good cover trip," Davis Jr. said of the victory with Rebel Voyager. "He's a tough horse that is really firing on all cylinders right now."   Trained by Maria Rice and co-owned by Vogel & Wags Nags Stable, Jack Rice and Pine Hill Racing LTD, it was the sixth win of the season in nine attempts for the 5-year-old gelded Rebel Voyager (Shanghai Phil-Pan Voyager). The victory jacked his 2019 earnings to $21,896 and $138,081 lifetime.   In the $11,000 Class AA Open Pace, What's Goin On (Ray Fisher Jr.) used a late rally to edge by the pace-setting China Dream by a neck in 1:55.1.   Trailing by 3-1/4 lengths with a panel to go, What's Goin On let loose with a :28.3 final split to knock down the $5.00 victory. China Dream (Davis Jr.) was a heart-breaking second while Harry Hoo N took the show position.   Co-owned by Marissa Russo and Joseph Russo. the 5-year-old gelded What's Goin On (Roll With Joe, Shipps Xclamation) has captured four wins in 12 tries in 2019. The win increased his bankroll to $28,515 and $320,672 career-wise.     Rose Run Ranger was victorious in first $10,000 Class A pace with a popular $3.80 nod in 1:55.1 while Davis Jr. guided Southwind Torque to a $7.30 win in 1:56.0 in the other bracket.   Davis Jr. finished the night with four wins in the sulky while Fisher Jr. and McDonough posted a pair of wins. Mike Ohol and Rice had two training victories.   Racing will continue on Wednesday night with a nine race card scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Majestic Kat made it a 'purrfect' 3-for-3 at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (April 19) as she splashed and dashed her way to the harness racing victory in the $13,000 Open Trot in 1:57.4 over the sloppy track.   After making a two week visit to Flamboro Downs where she registered a win and third place, Majestic Kat returned to the Western New York circuit where she was undefeated in two starts.   Driver Billy Davis Jr. and Majestic Kat were involved in a skirmish with Wheels A Turning and Southern Palms to take command to the opening quarter pole and were successful in getting there.   "It was obvious we wanted the lead," Davis Jr. said of his early going strategy. "She (Majestic Kat) is pretty handy racing from anywhere but she does like the front end." Once hitting the home stretch in 1:28.4, Davis Jr. said, "I wasn't really worried."   Wheels A Turning (Jim Morrill Jr.) finished in second a length behind while Southern Palms (Drew Monti) took third.   Trained by Maria Rice and co-owned by Jack Rice, Vogel & Wags Nags Stable and Pine Hill Racing LTD, it was the fifth win in 11 starts for Majestic Kat (Majestic Son-Order By Matilda). The 5-year-old mare has now put $35,416 in the bank this season and $197,007 in her career.   In the $10,000 Class A-B Handicap Trot, Lougazi came from nowhere and snatched a head victory over Keystone Apache in 1:59.0.   Sitting fifth and 5-1/4 lengths from the lead at the top of the stretch, Ray Fisher Jr. launched a mad charge with Lougazi in the stretch and posted the $16.40 upset win. Keystone Apache (Davis Jr.) took the tough luck second place finish with Empire Earl N (Jim Morrill Jr.) taking third, just a neck behind the winner.   Owned by Mary Warriner and trained by Ryan Swift, it was the second consecutive triumph for Lougazi (Lou's Legacy-Winning Blade). The 5-year-old gelding has now produced $16,000 in earnings on the campaign and $120,483 lifetime.   Davis Jr. completed the card with three winners while Fisher Jr. doubled. Rice, Buffalo Raceway's leading trainer, had a pair of victories.   Racing will resume on Saturday night at 6 p.m. with a 10-race card slated. There's a $438 carryover in the Pick-5 which begins in the second race.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- After breezing to a comfortable four length harness racing victory last week, Sportsmuffler was put to the test on Wednesday night (April 17) in Buffalo Raceway's $11,000 Class A Handicap Pace for the filly and mares and she came away acing it.   Getting a front end trip with Billy Davis Jr. in the sulky, Sportsmuffler ($3.90) put up some lively splits over the fast track and had just enough to turn back the challenge of You Mach Me Crazy in 1:55.3.   Scoring from the three post, Sportsmuffler managed to win the shuffle to the open quarter. With fractions of :28.3, :56.2 and 1:25.2, it turned out to be a four-horse charge to the wire with Sportsmuffler never surrendering and posting the neck decision. You Mach Me Crazy (Kevin Cummings) rallied up the passing lane to take the place position with HP Sissy (Jim Morrill Jr.) finishing in third.   Owned by Rose Campbell and trained by Steve Kiblin, it was the second straight win for the 7-year-old mare Sportsmuffler (Sportsmaster-Whatifthere'smore). The victory moved her seasonal earnings to $12,500 and $300,306 lifetime.   Davis Jr. completed the evening with three wins with Cummings and Monti each notching a pair. Cummings and Kiblin each had a pair of training victories.   Racing will resume on Friday evening at 5 p.m. with an 8-race card to be presented.   For more information including the latest news, race replays, results, entries, upcoming promotions and simulcast schedule, go to www.buffaloraceway.com   by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway

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